tv [untitled] CSPAN June 16, 2009 1:30pm-2:00pm EDT
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 417, the nays are zero. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from northern marinaras, mr. sablan, to suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 780 as amended. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 780, a bill to amend the elementary and secondary education act of 1965 to promote the safe use of the internet by students, and for other purposes.
the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 416, the nays are zero. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. without objection, the title is amended. the house will be in order. members, please take your conversations off the floor. the house will be in order. does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. bishop: yes, mr. speaker.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? mr. bishop: i hereby notify the house of my intention to offer a resolution as a question of the privileges of the house. form of the resolution is as follows, if you're prepared, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bishop: whereas, the honorable nancy pelosi, representative from california, served from 1997, 2002, as ranking democrat member of the house on permanent select committee on the house intelligence, whereas nancy pelosi serves as speaker of the house, whereas title 3 of the united states -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. members, please take your conversations off the floor. mr. bishop: thank you. whereas title 3 of the united states code designates the speaker of the house as third in line from the succession to the presidency and whereas speaker pelosi has publicly
challenged the truthfully of what she and other congressional leaders were told by the central intelligence agency officials about the agency's use of enhanced interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists. whereas, in an msnbc interview speaker pelosi said, they never told us that these enhanced interrogation techniques were being used. whereas speaker pelosi's public statements alleged a sustained pattern of deception by government intelligence officers charged by law with informing congress about the agency's activities. whereas when asked at a press conference on may 15, 2009, widely reported by the news media, madam speaker, just to be clear, you accusing c.i.a. of lying to you on september and speaker pelosi stated, yes. whereas during the same press conference -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. members, please take their
conversations off the floor. the gentleman from utah. mr. bishop: whereas during the same press conference the speaker subsequently stated, so, yes, i am saying there are misleading, the c.i.a. was misleading congress. and further, they mislead us all the time and they misrepresent it every step of the way. whereas a memorandum released on may 15, 2009, the c.i.a. director said it is not our policy or practice to mislead congress. that is against our laws and our values as the agency indicated previously in response to congressional inquiries are contemporaneous records from twue indicate the c.i.a. officers describing the techniques that had been employed. and whereas when asked in a press conference held june 4,
2009, madam speaker, are you still receiving intelligent briefings? speaker pelosi responded by saying, yes, i am, yes, i am. and whereas on june 5, 2009, an article on humanevents.com entitled pelosi still receives c.i.a. briefings but won't say if they're truthful. stated, she refused to answer when asked whether or not she believes intelligence officials are still lying to her. and, whereas national international media reports on this controversy have damaged the reputation of the house by raising questions about whether the effectiveness of congressional oversight may have been undermined through false or misleading statements by intelligence professionals -- sorry -- officials. and whereas, in order to safeguard the reputation of the house it's imperative to reconcile as soon as possible the aforementioned contradictory statements by speaker pelosi and c.i.a. director at the neta. now, there